Emmanuel Acho is close to finalizing a deal with FOX Sports and is leaving ESPN, sources tell Outkick the Coverage. Acho will join Nick Wright, Jenna Wolfe, and Kevin Wildes on FS1’s First Things First.
A FOX Sports spokesperson declined to comment on the news.
In February at The Big Lead, I reported Acho was receiving consideration for FS1’s morning show.
Acho, 29, gained notoriety around the industry this past football season as an analyst on Get Up, a show he will now go head-to-head with. ESPN discussed a radio role for Acho before his decision to move to FOX, sources say.
The Texas alumni moved to ESPN after a three-year stint in the NFL.
Disclosure: Outkick’s founder Clay Travis is an on-air talent at FS1.
Other stories at Outkick: